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Spokane Valley to feature survey for community members to vote on welcome signs

Spokane Valley to feature survey for community members to vote on welcome signs

Starting Thursday through September 8th, you'll be able to have a say in what kind of signs will greet visitors to Spokane Valley.

Spokane Valley City Council is considering placement of signs in locations and on public facilities around the area to welcome visitors. They're asking the community to share their input through a survey that they'll make available on the City's website on August 25th.

The choices include six different types of signs selected by the City. They hope the community will choose the one that will best represent Spokane Valley and its citizens.

Sprinkler Vandalism

Sprinkler Vandalism

A couple week ago, someone broke the heads off of 80 sprinklers at Trentwood Elementary School.

This isn't the first time it's happened within the East Valley School District either.

I talked to a school official there, who said someone broke the sprinklers at Mountain View Middle School in the past.

Nobody has been caught in the Mountain View case and nobody has been caught in the Trentwood Case.

Though they'd like to catch the person who has done this, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office has received no tips in the case and there was no surveillance either.

RoadCheck 2011

RoadCheck 2011

Washington State patrol troopers and inspectors checked nearly 12 hundred commercial vehicles during last week's three-day "RoadCheck 2011."

The patrol says they issued nearly 18 hundred tickets for violations, took 214 vehicles out of service for safety violations and removed 43 drivers from behind the wheel, mostly for record of duty violations.

One driver was arrested for drunken driving and two had suspended licenses.

Kick-Off Summer With A Free Visit To A National Park!

Kick-Off Summer With A Free Visit To A National Park!

Start summer with a free visit to a national park! 

The National Park Service is waiving all entrance fees on June 21 – the first day of summer.

Additional fee free days in 2011 are National Public Lands Day (Saturday, September 24) and Veterans Day weekend (November 11-13).

Make A Splash Project Swim Pass Early Distribution Coming June 4

Make A Splash Project Swim Pass Early Distribution Coming June 4

Swim season at local pools, aquatic centers, and lakes is nearly here. Once again, the Make A Splash volunteer committee, along with the Spokane Parks Foundation, is working to help low-income kids get in the swim!

Felts Field Hosts 'Neighbor Day Open House'

Felts Field Hosts 'Neighbor Day Open House'

Aviation buffs and people alike are welcomed to Felts Field's Neighbor Day Open House Saturday to view antique, contemporary and rare aircraft.

The 40 displays include the Boeing-40, the restored 1930's era Steerman biplanes that can be seen in the sky above Spokane and the T-6, used by training pilots during WWII.

Commercial operators like Spokane Turbine Center's Kodiak, Inland Helicopter's Robinson and MedStar's emergency medical aircraft will be on site.

Pilots will be there to answer questions.

Volunteer Opportunity: Dishman Hills Dream Trail

Volunteer Opportunity: Dishman Hills Dream Trail

Next week, the Dishman Hills Alliance is meeting to discuss the current status of the Dishman Hills Dream Trail, a project to connect the Dishman Hills Natural Area to the Iller Creek Conservation Area. The presentation will provide an update on the prospects for successful completion of these projects.